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WOMEN BUILD

is an empowering event for the participants who are building, and for local women who need affordable housing!

WOMEN BUILD

is an empowering event for the participants who are building, and for local women who need affordable housing!

Join Women Build 2020!

Particularly now, when we’d normally be welcoming you to our build sites for Women Build, we wanted to share a short message from our construction manager, Paul Rebello.  Some of you may have met Paul when you were last on-site, but if not, here he is virtually.

Habitat Homeowner, Kristy, shares what home means to her during the COVID-19 outbreak.

During this time of uncertainty amidst the coronavirus crisis, we want you to know that Women Build 2020 is still on, and our fundraising platform is open. We are closely monitoring the situation and if we are unable to proceed with your build day, we will work with you to schedule a future date.

It is more important than ever that we have your fundraising support.

Local women and families who need a safe and affordable home are counting on you.

So many of the local families we help will be affected deeply by the coronavirus. A loss in wages means they will have limited funds to pay for food, which in turn impacts their own ability—and their children’s ability—to stay healthy. Many will have difficulty paying the rent or for transportation needed to go to a grocery store or to keep medical appointments.

Will you help? Sign up to fundraise and make a lasting difference in the lives of local families. You never need to leave your home to fundraise on-line to ask friends, colleagues, and family for support. It’s a great way to keep busy and motivated without leaving the house during this difficult time and help families in your community who need a stable affordable home.

See below for additional information and sign up by contacting Sara Costello (508)799-9259 x 107 or Sara.Costello@habitatmgw.org.

A big thank you to our Women Build sponsors and teams!

172 CONCORD STREET, HOLLISTON

172 CONCORD STREET, HOLLISTON

DATES AVAILABLE
Build days will be determined once it is safe to do so.
Saturday’s are going quickly! Please check with our office for availability. Looking for a future date that isn’t listed? Please contact Sara at 508-799-9259 ext. 107 or email Sara.Costello@habitatmwgw.org

JOIN AS A TEAM
Create your team of 8-10 volunteers. Contact Sara at 508-799-9259 ext. 107 or email Sara.Costello@habitatmwgw.org to get started fundraising now. And if we are unable to proceed with your build day as planned, we will work with you to schedule a future date.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Teams will help us to renovate a 110-year-old home located at 172 Concord Street in Holliston. This 2 story, 3-bedroom single family home with 1 ½ baths is located on a .5 acre parcel and will provide an affordable home in a safe community for a local family.

CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
Each participant is encouraged to raise $500 which helps build strength, stability, and self-reliance for local families. We will give you instructions and fundraising tips once you're registered. After you are registered, use your online fundraising page and social media to ask your friends and family to support your effort to empower women. Just 10 gifts of $50 from friends and family could get you there! (See Fundraising Inspiration above for more ideas).

JOIN AS A SPONSOR
To become a sponsor please contact Deborah Huegel, Vice President of Philanthropy at 508-799-9259 ext. 118 or email Deborah.Huegel@habitatmwgw.org. Sponsors will have the opportunity to select a day to have volunteers on-site.

JOIN THE EVENT AS AN INDIVIDUAL!
Don’t have a team? We will work with you to help you get started fundraising now and when we know more about the current health crisis, we will confirm an open date. Contact Sara Costello at 508-799-9259 x107 or email Sara.Costello@habitatmwgw.org for information, and to get started on your fundraising efforts.

81 HARRISON STREET, WORCESTER

81 HARRISON STREET, WORCESTER

DATES AVAILABLE
Build days will be determined once it is safe to do so.
Saturday’s are going quickly! Please check with our office for availability. Looking for a future date that isn’t listed? Please contact Sara at 508-799-9259 ext. 107 or email Sara.Costello@habitatmwgw.org

JOIN AS A TEAM
Create your team of 8-12 volunteers. Contact Sara at 508-799-9259 ext. 107 or email Sara.Costello@habitatmwgw.org to get started fundraising now. And if we are unable to proceed with your build day as planned, we will work with you to schedule a future date.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
The lot located at 81 Harrison Street will be a two-story structure with a full basement and contain three townhouses. Two of the townhouses will contain 3 - 4 bedrooms & 2 baths, and one townhouse will contain 2 - 3 bedrooms & 1-1/2 baths. Once completed, three local families will be able to live in safe, decent and affordable homes.

CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
Each participant is encouraged to raise $500 which helps build strength, stability, and self-reliance for local families. We will give you instructions and fundraising tips once you're registered. After you are registered, use your online fundraising page and social media to ask your friends and family to support your effort to empower women. Just 10 gifts of $50 from friends and family could get you there! (See Fundraising Inspiration above for more ideas).

JOIN AS A SPONSOR
To become a sponsor please contact Deborah Huegel, Vice President of Philanthropy at 508-799-9259 ext. 118 or email Deborah.Huegel@habitatmwgw.org. Sponsors will have the opportunity to select a day to have volunteers on-site.

JOIN THE EVENT AS AN INDIVIDUAL!
Don’t have a team? We will work with you to help you get started fundraising now and when we know more about the current health crisis, we will confirm an open date. Contact Sara Costello at 508-799-9259 x107 or email Sara.Costello@habitatmwgw.org for information, and to get started on your fundraising efforts.

 

FAQs

FAQs

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
We have staff and regular volunteers on site who will train and lead you in your build activities. We’ll provide all the tools you’ll need, but you are welcome to bring your own well marked tools if you’d like.

MEN ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US
While the overall goal of Women Build is to achieve significant female participation, we certainly welcome everyone to build.

YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
No matter how you support Women Build, know that you are making a difference for women, your community, and the world.

THIS IS ONE OF OUR LARGEST FUNDRAISERS OF THE YEAR
To participate in Women Build we ask that you help us engage in peer to peer fundraising, or sponsor a team. Our FirstGiving site is easy to use and allows you to quickly and conveniently share why you are involved in this event. We will give you instructions and fundraising tips once you're registered. To register contact Sara at 508-799-9259 ext. 107 or email Sara.Costello@habitatmwgw.org.

NOT ABLE TO JOIN US FOR WOMEN BUILD 2020?
You can still invest in the Women Build mission by clicking here. Make sure to designate your donation for Women Build 2020! Your contribution helps give women and families the opportunity to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance. Through shelter, we empower.

A big thank you to our Platinum Hammer Sponsor!

A big thank you to our Roof Raiser Sponsors!



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